Qipao is body-hugging one-piece Chinese dress for women. I simply l-o-v-e it.
Nicole Kidman in a fashionable qipao (旗袍 Wade-Giles ch’i-p’ao) with chrysanthemum print in the movie Australia on the Times caught my eyes. I love qipao, simple and elegant, no matter what – well, almost, as long as not on Feifei 肥肥 (Lydia Shum, Shen Dian Xia 沈殿霞 ) or Roseanne Barr. Hmmmm .. wait, I bet even on them, qipao would have looked much better than any other type of clothing.
Pls call it qipao. NOT cheongsam or changshan which sounds so unsophisticated. Guess in the past, China was nothing but a large patch of dark and mysterious dirt on earth. Everything Chinese were from Hong Kong. But now, can we revert back to qipao PLEASE?
The movie Australia by Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman, who as an English aristorcrate comes to northern Australia to sell a cattle property the size of Belgium. After an epic journey across the country with a rough-hewn drover, Hugh Jackman in 1930s. I like them both .. looks pretty sexy and romantic.
The explanation for qipao in Aussie is that Darwin is closer to Asia than to Sydney where a rich mixer of ethnic exists.
Nicole Kidman does so much better professionally once she got divorced from Tom Cruise. Not wishing every one parting, but thank god she did.
Not sure these are the same dress, but what the heck. They look great, love the color.
When I was in Beijing, I often wore qipao. Some places that were not very high class, a.k.a. waitresses or waiters were not finely trained, they could be pretty nasty and rude to me for many hotels and restaurants do outfit the girls in qiapo, :). So what? I didn’t care and don’t care.
Qipao on wenxin
Two China dolls conquered Dubai
Qipao at a dinner
Meeting Chow Chung-cheng 周仲铮
The Silk Route, NY Times by Joyce Chang, August 18, 2002
In Hong Kong, in Pursuit of the Perfect Dress, NY Times, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, April 1, 2011